Gunpowder, treason and plot

Live on Crowdcast, Wednesday 4 November, 7.00pm (GMT)

Live on Crowdcast, Wednesday 4 November, 7.00pm (GMT)

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When

Wednesday 4 November, 7.00pm (GMT)


Ticketing information

The event will be online only, LIVE on Crowdcast. The event is free to join but we ask you to consider making a donation of £10 or whatever you can afford. 


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Lucy Worsley is joined by fellow HRP curators Brett Dolman and Alden Gregory for a very special talk ahead of Bonfire Night, exploring the infamous Gunpowder Plot.

Travel back in time to 1605, when Guy Fawkes and his fellow Catholic conspirators plotted to blow up Parliament and overthrow the Government. This one-hour online talk will explore the dangerous assassination attempt, its discovery and Fawkes’ subsequent imprisonment at the Tower of London. Held in the Queen’s House Council Chamber, Fawkes was interrogated and tortured, before eventually naming his co-conspirators and signing a confession. Finally, he was gruesomely executed in the streets of London in January 1606. A memorial to the interrogation, believed to be possibly the earliest surviving permanent commemoration of the Gunpowder Plot, still stands in the Queen’s House today, marking another chapter in the Tower's bloody history.

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This event is free to join, but we ask you to consider making a donation of £10 or whatever you can afford.  

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Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot

Every 5 November in Britain on Guy Fawkes Day, we remember the Gunpowder Plot of 1605.  

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